New Delhi: A 27-year-old Delhi man was detained for aggressive driving, which claimed the lives of two children and injured eight others.
According to police, Sahil Narang, a resident of Delhi’s Nirman Vihar, slammed his BMW luxury car into a Wagon R, which then flipped over and fell over people sleeping on the pavement beneath the Lodhi Road flyover.
The injured were taken to the AIIMS trauma center, where two children, Roshini, six, and her ten-year-old brother Amir, were declared dead. Eight others, including the driver of the Wagon R car, were seriously injured, police said. After the incident, the BMW allegedly sped away, escaping the scene.
The culprit, Sahil Narang, runs a garment manufacturing business in Noida, police said.
Yatin Kishore Sharma, the driver of Wagon R car, told police that around 4.30 am, while they were coming from Samrat Hotel and going towards Surya Hotel via Lodhi Road, one black-coloured car driven in a rash and negligent way hit their vehicle, due to which their car flipped over and landed on the people sleeping on the footpath under the flyover, the officer said.
“As the incident took place in the dark hours and there was no one to witness the incident except the injured people, it was a very challenging task for the police.” The CCTV cameras installed near the flyover were found to be out of order. Efforts were made to first ensure the route by which the black car had gone after the incident, “the police said.”
The car was discovered to be registered in the name of a Krishna Nagar resident. A police team raided the owner’s home, where he claimed he had given his car to his nephew, Sahil, who had serviced it in a workshop in Noida’s Sector 63. As a result, the accused, Sahil, was arrested at his Nirman Vihar apartment.
Police said the BMW was newly purchased and the accused was testing the speed and control of the car when he rammed into the Wagon R.